Month: July 2014

Jul 30

Where Are The Iraqi Refugees Now?

By noon on July 19th, all Christians were expected to be out of Mosul, Iraq, having been given the ultimatum by the Islamic extremist group ISIS to leave, pay a huge fine or be killed. Before this ultimatum was given, very few Christians remained in Mosul. In Qaragosh, which is about 15 miles away from […]

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Jul 28

World Watch List Challenge – #29 Sri Lanka

After surviving a failed murder attempt, a Sri Lankan pastor and his family learn the biblical keys to facing persecution risks in Monaragala. Monaragala, a district southwest of Sri Lanka, is home to Katharagama Devalaya, a Buddhist temple that draws millions of pilgrims around the world. Many Sri Lankan pastors consider this district one of […]

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Jul 25

Write To An Iranian Prisoner

Pastor Saeed Abedini is an American citizen who was thrown into an Iranian prison in the summer of 2012. A few months later, he was sentenced to 8 years in prison due to his Christian activities. Pastor Saeed represents hundreds of Christians who are imprisoned for their faith in Iran. The living conditions can be […]

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Jul 24

Meriam Ibrahim Arrives in Italy- Finally Free

By Kristin Wright, Director of Advocacy at Open Doors USA Sheltered inside the US Embassy in Khartoum for the past month, and prevented from leaving Sudan, Meriam Ibrahim was wondering if she would actually be able to leave- right up until the moment her plane took off for Italy. “While we were doing the final […]

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Jul 23

North Korea: Then and Now

Today, for the first time the US has placed sanctions on North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un. The US has placed sanctions on North Korea for their human rights abuses. Here is a look into the then and now of North Korea, which is number one on our World Watch List. The god-like worship in […]

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